Geologic Hazard Analysis & Mitigation

  • Ground Subsidence/Fissure Activity
  • Seismicity and Earthquakes
  • Sinkhole Activity
  • Organic, Expansive, Collapsing, Corrosive and Other Problem Soil Conditions
  • Rock Mechanics and Stability
  • Erosion and Flooding
  • Landslide
  • Slope Stability
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Construction Issues

  • Construction Dewatering
  • Unstable Subgrade Conditions
  • Rippability
  • Borrow Source Evaluation
  • Temporary Slopes and Shoring
  • Earthwork Operations
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Programs
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Underground Utility Installations

Environmental

  • Contaminated Site Assessment and Characterization
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Agency Liaison
  • Underground and Above Ground Systems
  • Industrial Wastes and Chemicals
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Construction Components

  • Underground Stormwater Storage Systems
  • Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
  • Foundations and Floor Systems
  • Retaining Structures
  • Cut and Fill Slopes
  • Surface Impoundments and Lined Pond Systems
  • Site and Building Concrete
  • Grading and Drainage Systems
  • Stormwater Conveyances
  • Dams and Levees
  • Pipelines and Pump Stations
Property Damage & Builder's Risk Consulting

Property Damage & Builder's Risk Consulting

  • Geologic Hazard – Analysis & Mitigation
  • Geologic Hazard- Ground Subsidence / Fissure Activity
  • Geologic Hazard- Seismicity and Earthquake
  • Geologic Hazard- Sinkhole Activity
  • Geologic Hazard- Organic Expansive, Corrosovie, Collapsing and Other Soil Conditions
  • Geologic Hazard- Rock Mechanics and Stability
  • Geologic Hazard- Erosion and Flooding Analysis
  • Geologic Hazard- Landslides, Slope Failures & Erosion
  • Construction Issues – Dewatering
  • Construction Issues – Unstable, Subgrade Conditions
  • Construction Issues – Rippability
  • Construction Issues – Borrow Source Evaluation
  • Construction Issues – Temporary Slopes and Shoring
  • Construction Issues – Earthwork Operations
  • Construction Issues – QC/QA
  • Construction Issues – Differing Site Conditions
  • Construction Issues – Underground Utility Installations
  • Environmental – Contamination Site Assessment and Characterization
  • Environmental – Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Buried Structures
  • Dams, Levees & Basins
  • Tunnels, Pipelines & Other Underground Infrastructure
  • Wetlands Assessment & Construction
  • Vibration & Dynamic Analysis
  • Catastrophic (CAT) Response Team
  • Appraisal (Appraiser/Umpire)
  • Clerk of the Works

 

Construction Defect Litigation & Subrogation

Construction Defect Litigation & Subrogation

  • Intrusive/ Non-intrusive Testing or (Destructive /Non-Destructive Testing)
  • Fault Apportionment Analysis
  • Repair Scope Evaluation
  • Date of Manifestation
  • Repair Scope Compliance Inspections
  • Upgrade Code and Ordinance Analysis
  • Contract Compliance Analysis
  • Resultant Damage Analysis
  • Performance Failure Analysis
  • Design Failure Analysis
  • Standard of Care Evaluation
  • Causation Analysis
  • Shoring Design Site Stabilization
  • Engineering Design Review
  • Foundations, Floor Systems and Retaining Structures Analysis
  • Geologic Hazard- Ground Subsidence / Fissure Activity
  • Geologic Hazard- Sinkhole Activity
  • Geologic Hazard- Rock Mechanics and Stability
  • Geologic Hazard- Erosion and Flooding Analysis
  • Geologic Hazard- Landslides, Slope Failures & Erosion
  • Environmental – Contamination Site Assessment and Characterization
  • Environmental – Underground/Above Ground Conditions
  • Dams, Levees & Basins
  • Independent Technical Reviews of Design & Construction
  • Tunnels, Pipelines & Other Underground Infrastructure
  • Vibration & Dynamic Analysis

 

Contract Disputes/Surety

Contract Disputes/ Surety

  • Default/Termination Analysis
  • Exposure Analysis
  • Contract Status Evaluations
  • Cost-to-Complete Analysis
  • Contract Analysis and Audit
  • Constructability Review
  • Change Order Analysis
  • Schedule & Cost Analysis
  • Entitlement Analysis
  • Bid Review
  • Measured Mile Analysis
  • Dispute Resolution Services

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Litigation Support

Alternative Dispute Resolution / Litigation Support

  • Building Product Compliance Analysis
  • Demonstrative Models
  • Graphic Presentations
  • Deposition Testimony
  • Trial Testimony
  • ADR Testimony
  • ADR – Mediation
  • ADR – Arbitration
  • ADR – Non-binding Arbitration
  • ADR – Early Neutral Arbitration
  • ADR – Judicial Reference Assistance
  • Appraisal (Appraiser/Umpire)
  • Discovery and Deposition Assistance
  • Deposition Summary
  • Document Management and Organization
  • Data, Document and Image Management

 

PRIMARY CONTACTS

David A. VanDerostyne
David A. VanDerostyne, PE, SE
Executive Manager

Phone: (509) 226-1488

Email: dvanderostyne@mkainc.com

Robert McMichael
Robert W. McMichael, PE, GE, DGE
Resource Lead

Phone: (602) 393-4252

Email: rmcmichael@mkainc.com

Kenneth Turner
Kenneth J. Turner, PE, PG
Resource Lead

Phone: (602) 393-4252

Email: kturner@mkainc.com

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